The Snowspeeder filming models in Empire Strikes Back are covered in very small markings. Just like on actual aircraft there are plenty of warning labels and instructions.
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Monday, December 31, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Having discovered that Milliput is not the right tool for leveling fillament lines on 3D printed models, I moved on to Tamiya putty. This gap filler comes premixed in a metal tube. Its smell agrees with the vapor warnings on the packaging, so I used it outdoors. It has a much more fluid consistency, with enough viscosity to fill in small gaps.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Monday, December 3, 2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Having finished the pre-shading and base layer phases on my Snowspeeder, I moved on to adding squadron markings. In Empire, two distinct paint styles can be seen flying over the icy rebel trenches on Hoth. There are speeders with red insignia, and some with grey markings.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
After a bit of a dry spell, I'm happy to report that I made it back to my painting bench!
A vigilant Facebook SW Legion community shared an amazing sale on the T47 Airspeeder, and the deal was too good to pass up. The model takes very little assembly which lets you focus on the painting portion. For this model I am trying my hand at the pre-shading technique